Meaningful EHR Use requirements can be very confusing. The main issue is the extensive amount of data that providers encounter and a lack of easily understandable and actionable steps. In this series of blog posts, I will address some of the major questions I have...Continue
The EHR Incentive Program (“ Meaningful Use”) will pay Eligible Providers an incentive bonus for demonstrating “meaningful use of certified Electronic Health Record (EHR) technology,” beginning in 2011. But when and how will these payments take place?
For clinicians to become eligible for EHR Incentive Program(“Meaningful Use”) payments, a number of criteria must be achieved. There are 15 core measures, and 10 “menu” items from which a clinician must choose 5. Some measures have exclusions, as they may not pertain to a...Continue
Reporting Clinical Quality Measures (CQMs) is only one of the fifteen core Meaningful Use measures required to qualify for EHR incentives. The measure simply requires providers to attest that they did or did not report ambulatory clinical quality measures to CMS. What does this mean...Continue
An important goal in the effort to achieve widespread adoption of Electronic Health Records (EHRs) is to allow patient data to flow easily from where it is housed to where it is needed. Though it is conceptually simple, such a goal is remarkably difficult to...Continue